Feb 20, 2020, 6:00 pm8:30 pm
McCormick 101
  • Department of Religion
  • Council of the Humanities
  • Center for the Study of Religion
  • University Center for Human Values
  • Department of African American Studies
Event Description

One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George Nierenberg’s masterpiece — a joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, featuring the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey (“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”); its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith; and earth-shaking performances by the Barrett Sisters and the O’Neal Twins.

Discussion to follow, with:

Anthea Butler, University of Pennsylvania

Ambre Dromgoole, Yale University

Lerone Martin, Washington University in St. Louis

Judith Weisenfeld, Princeton University